Quiet, deluxe private entry studio with A/C, king size bed & kitchenette.
Julie Van Pelt
- english, french, spanish, norwegian
About Julie Van Pelt
My wife and I are both originally from Southern California and grew up about 60 miles apart. It wasn't until we both moved to the British Virgin Islands that we actually met and fell in love. We were married in 2000 in Lake Tahoe, CA. and have no children, only one very special dog named Kai that lives with us here on St. John. Kai, our 10 year old Vizsla was also born in Southern California so we're a family of sorts all Californians at heart. We're both very outgoing and have and operate our own businesses. Julie spent her high school senior year studying in Norway and then went on to UCLA where she studied political science and was granted a scholarship to attend Nanjing University in China where she learned to speak Mandarin. She also speaks French, Spanish and Norwegian. She is a professional chef and has one of the most successful upscale catering companies, East West Catering, that provides private chef services to the high end vacation villas here on St. John. As a special offering, she is also offering a room service menu for those that would like to have a gourmet meal delivered to your private deck ready to enjoy for that romantic outdoor dining experience overlooking the moonlit bay. I am currently promoting our line of mild pepper sauces including our favorite and best selling Avocado Pepper Sauce. Ask us to taste it and you'll have to take some home with you.
Julie Van Pelt purchased this Studio in 2008
Why Julie Van Pelt chose Lower Carolina
Unlike most other accommodations , our Coral Bayside studio is actually on the side of the bay and lives up to it's name. Located only 300 feet from and 100 feet above the bay you can't get much closer to the water's edge. Every place has a view of the bay from afar but you won't find anything like this. Our studio truly lives up to it's claim of 5 star luxury at an affordable price.
What makes this Studio unique
We have what I call the Million Dollar View. It's not on the water but it is as close as you can get. Only 100 feet above and just across the road from the water's edge overlooking more than 100 boats at anchor. Also, unlike most accommodations, we actually have pure filtered rain water that is perfectly safe to drink right from the faucet. No need to buy bottled water. Our water is dual charcoal filtered and then treated with ultra violet light to kill any and all bacteria or micro organisms. With our 19 years living here on St. John we can provide a wealth of inside information about our favorite, secluded and secret beach and snorkeling locations. Julie is an avid hiker so she can give you some ideas and suggestions to help you find just the right hiking trail to suit your needs. There is also a very informative hiking trail guide in your information binder. We also have an in house Jeep rental so save you the hassles and time to rent, pick and return a rental car. For a nominal charge we meet you at the ferry dock on your arrival and bring you back to Coral Bayside and on your departure day we deliver you back to the ferry dock in time to catch your flight back home.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2
- YOU MAY NOT BE A SMOKER OR A VAPER AND BOOK THIS UNIT. THIS PROPERTY IS COMPLETELY NON SMOKING/VAPING.
if you are looking for a studio...this one is great. close to town, water view, quiet, clean,
wonderful, second visit, booked for next year....says it all!!
Fabulous Stay at Coral Bayside
We just returned from an absolutely wondrous stay at Julie and Jack's lovely Coral Bayside studio. This was our second visit to St. John so we were familiar with the area and love the central location of Coral Bay and the accessibility to all the beaches and hiking trails. There is still a lot of evidence of hurricane damage, but the Park Service has and is doing a great job of cleaning up and the beaches and snorkeling were superb.
The studio is exactly as it appears in the photos, but is so much more than a studio room. As other reviews have commented, there is absolutely nothing that you need to bring with you other than your clothes. The studio has everything you need. The bed/bedding was so comfy, the shower was wonderful and the little "kitchen" area was completely adequate
for our purposes. We had light breakfasts in, prepared lunches to take to the beach and ate our evening meal out or enjoyed Julie's amazing dinners delivered to our deck. If you are interested in cooking dinners in, then you might be better off looking for a place with a full kitchen. But honestly, grocery food is fairly expensive in St. John and we considered Julie's dinners an amazing value that should not be missed. Her first morning breakfast bread and fruit lasted us for several days as did the cheese plate that we ordered on arrival. I would say that most restaurant food is pretty ordinary. We like the food and atmosphere at Rhumb Lines, but really can't rave about anyplace else.
The deck is delightful and so relaxing. The perfect spot to unwind. We did not use air conditioning and kept our sliding doors open to the deck (screens of course), so be aware that you will hear the roosters very early, the bleating goats and some traffic noise. Something that did not bother us at all, but might bother others.
We rented one of Jack's jeeps and I would definitely recommend that you take advantage of that opportunity. Jack is the go-to-guy on the island for jeep repairs and it was in great condition. Getting picked up at the ferry dock and dropped off on the return made it all so easy.
Julie and Jack were a wealth of knowledge regarding beaches, hikes and St. John history and so helpful with anything that we needed but, totally respected our privacy. Julie and Jack are not just exceptional hosts, but really kind and good people.
We loved Coral Bayside and will definitely return. ❤️
Vacation in Paradise
Beautiful, elegant studio that has everything you need. Morning coffee or tea to enjoy the sunrise on the spacious, comfortably furnished deck. Julie to cater delicious meals, that rival any restaurant's, to enjoy inside or out if you don't feel like going out. I've stayed many times on St John, before and after the Hurricanes, this is the best place I've stayed at. Everything you need for your stay. Jack and Julie are instantly available for any questions or problems. Excellent hosts. I can't rate my experience high enough!
Great location with a beautiful view! Jack and Julie took great care of us. Julie's dinners are fab we ended up ordering her dinners 5 times because they were excellent. We rented the jeep and it was great. Jack picked us up and gave us a tour on the way to the property, very comprehensive. The property is very well stocked with beach accessories and snorkel stuff.
Comfortable and peaceful
This studio has a lovely view and pretty much everything you might need while staying there. Julie and jack communicate a lot both before and during your stay. They were very kind to have a vinegar solution ready for me after I jabbed my thumb on a sea urchin!
Just off the main bus line that runs the length of the island can be ridden for only $1.00 per person. A short 5 min. walk in either direction will take you to grocery stores, shopping, watersports/kayak rentals and restaurants.